Increase Kit: BeeMax Unassem

Choose this unassembled BeeMax polystyrene bee hive kit for the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective way to increase the number of colonies in your bee yard.

This 10 frame hive kit assembles in only a few minutes.
  • Item Code: BMIK
  • 311 USDPrice: $311.00

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BMIK

The right hive for your first season. Get the convenience of buying a hive with honey supers at the same time, saving over the price of buying the piece separately.

Made of lightweight polystyrene with an impressive R-value of 6.5, honey bee colonies have a better chance at overwintering in extreme northern temperatures, and staying cool in the hot summer months.

The Increase Kit Includes:

  • BeeMax Telescoping Outer Cover
  • Wooden Inner Cover for BeeMax
  • 2 BeeMax Medium Supers
  • 20 Medium Frames*
  • 2 BeeMax Deep Hive Bodies
  • 20 Deep Frames*
  • Queen Excluder*
  • Beemax Bottom Board with Built-in Varroa Screen
  • Varroa Monitoring Equipment (Optional)

* Denotes a kit component with options.

Note:

  • This kit is unassembled. Rather have us assemble the hive for you? Shop the Increase Kit: BeeMax Assembled
  • BeeMax hive bodies should be painted with exterior latex paint to help protect the polystyrene from the sun's UV rays and extend the life of the hive

What is the difference between plastic foundation with wax versus heavy wax?

All plastic frames come waxed, but heavy wax has an extra layer that bees accept better, speeding up the process of drawing comb.

Plastic Foundation: Black vs White

  • Black foundation is great for brood, the high contrast against eggs allows easier identification
  • White foundation is great for supers, the light nature of the plastic displays true color of honey

Need help in your decision? Read about the differences in options and other hive kits: Beekeeping kit options.